HMS Discovery: A Love Story
"It was an art film, end of story. It was not a bloody porn film.
"The only nudity in it is a couple of guys running in a river. It is not about homosexuality. It is about sexuality.
"This was done when I was a student. It was part of my extra education, part of my studies and that was it.
"This was sometime back in the mid-80s."
OK, OK Mr Barnbrook, we believe you - thousands wouldn't! Specially when the film apparently includes: "long scenes of men undressing and fondling each other, including full-frontal nudity, and a naked man apparently performing a sex act on another, according to the London Evening Standard. There are also repeated scenes of flagellation in which a group of semi-naked men apparently whip a fourth semi-naked man, the paper reported."
For the sake of good order, and to clarify exactly where the Party Mr Barnbrook represents in Barking and Dagenham Council on behalf of those who elected him, I had wanted to examine exactly what the BNP website had to say on the subject of homosexuality before publishing this article last night. However, despite diligent searching on their website, at great cost to my moral equilibrium I might add ('pretentious git' - Ed.), I was completely unable to find a mention of the topic; I do recall that there used to be some pretty specific information against [the practice of] homosexuality, but currently all I can find vaguely relating to the subject of sexuality is a strong condemnation of paedophilia in the section on 'Education'. However, the Mirror has this quote on the reaction of the BNP to the Barnbrook movie revelations:
"Barnbrook is not a queer. The film is not pornographic. It is what is called an arty farty film."
- which is kind of reassuring, in a sick sort of way, that some things in this world do day, basically, just the same. One is left wondering whether the good Mr Barnbrook, with his student 'art movie' background, is not just too much of an intellectual for the BNP for which even such, in his words "extra education", is too arty farty. Whatever it is that he is, Mr Barnbrook does not, presumably, preen himself in front of his bathroom mirror whilst humming along to the tune of 'I am what I am ...'.